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Pre-Teaser Monday Class

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Happy Monday Class!   Time to get you ready for Teaser tomorrow AND also begin our EASTER BONNET contest competition!

The Easter Bonnet competition will be “live” today and tomorrow for you to vote.   You may vote for as many of them as you like – we are “hiding” the totals so it will be a surprise when we announce the winner.   You’ll be voting for your “FAVORITE BONNET” in the contest.   No specific “category” – just your favorite.

As for the Teaser – you all know the drill……………..tomorrow’s post will be live at a SURPRISE TIME…………..and your first order of business when you arrive in class will be to COMMENT!

I even decorated my dunce cap for the occasion!

Here are the rules AND the badges up for grabs!

And there are the SPECIAL badges for this week to celebrate EASTER!

Gosh I dressed up and everything but along came this duck and peed on my paw!

What a shame……well, ducks will be ducks I suppose.

Now, shall we move on to business?    Here are the entires in our Easter Bonnet Contest……………………you can vote for as many as you want……………we’ll announce winner on Wednesday and you can vote TODAY and TOMORROW!   Click photos to see them larger (if possible)

 

 

Cheer Team – you’re ON!

Hello Bunnies and Easter Pals
We’re your adorable Easter gals!
Ready for Teaser and the contest too?
We wish you all luck – from all of us to you.
Lots of cute bonnets from which to choose
The losers will probably get the blues!
Don’t you worry and don’t you fear
We’ll be around for winners and losers and you’ll all get a CHEER!

Great cheer gang………………now I think we should move on to the cafeteria for lunch………..remember – SURPRISE TIME FOR TOMORROW’S TEASER POST!!!

We’re starting the Easter celebration early…………enjoy your lunch today everyone!!

Today’s Easter-ish Menu:

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See you tomorrow!!    Don’t forget to vote!

Your Easter Bunny Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Sunday Selfie Hop

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It’s time to HOP!!    Sunday is selfie day and our friends at The Cat On My Head host this fun event every week.    If you’d like to show off your selfie, just click their badge above and join in the fun!

I’ve been showing my FLASHBACK SELFIES for a while now.    It’s fun to look back and see ME a year ago or even two years ago – I’m still the same ginger boy of course but maybe a little bigger than I used to be.    Let’s dip into the photo album and see what we’ve got shall we????

Mom!  How embarrassing!

This little gem is ME on April 14, 2017 – which was two months after I came to live with Mom and Dad.   I had discovered that my Mom spent a LOT of time at her computer so I hopped up on her desk (which is actually a drawing table) and tucked myself in behind the computer screen and SNOOZED.    The really funny thing is that I haven’t popped up into this spot for two years at least – I just grew too big to fit behind Mom’s computer!     What an embarrassing selfie Mom.   Maybe if you “ARTIFY” me it won’t be so bad Mom!    Here’s the LUNAPIC (“Beauty” filter) of this photo.    AND of course Mom made a jigsaw for those of you who like doing them.

 

CLICK ON THIS MINI-ME POSTER FOR THE JIGSAW !!!

Now for a public service announcement………………….today is the LAST DAY you can submit your photo for the EASTER BONNET CONTEST.     My Monday’s blog post (Pre-Teaser Monday) will have the voting poll for the contest and we’ll repeat the voting on Tuesday – THEN on Wednesday we will announce the winner of the surprise prize for the BEST Easter Bonnet.

As of 3:30PM Saturday we have entries from:    Timmy Tomcat, Katie Isabella, Prancie Pilch, Phenny & Nelly

If you would like to be in the contest, get your photos to us TODAY by 6PM est !!  Just Email to us!!

Many years ago Angel Sammy had a “Peep” Easter hat!!  

Love, Teddy

 

 

Bakin’ with Bacon in the Castle

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Greetings and Salutations from the Castle !  

Ready for a recipe that you will think is TOO complicated to try but the more you read the ingredients you MUST try???     Well, this has every sinful snack in the universe in it and SO WHAT – once in a while we need to go crazy and just eat something incredible right?    Right.   I’m sure that’s why these are called:

MAGIC BARS !

Ingredients

  • 12 strips bacon
  • 5 ounces pretzels about 4 cups
  • 4 ounces butter melted
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate chips 1 cup
  • 5.5 ounces peanut butter chips 1 cup
  • 3.75 ounces crushed ruffled potato chips 1 cup (rom about 2 cups uncrushed)
  • 14 ounces salted caramel sauce (store-bought or homemade) about 1 1/4 cup

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350* F. Line a 9×9-inch pan with foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Fry the bacon until it is crisp, turning often so it cooks evenly. Once crispy, remove the bacon from the pan and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Once cool, chop into small pieces.
  • Put the pretzels in a food processor and process them until they are fine crumbs. Combine the pretzel crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a bowl and toss until the pretzels are moistening and the mixture has the texture of wet sand. Press it onto the bottom of the foil-lined pan in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the chopped bacon on top of the pretzels in an even layer, then add the chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, and crushed potato chips. Pour the salted caramel sauce evenly over the entire pan.
  • Bake the bars at 350 for 20 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling on the sides. Let them cool on a wire rack until they’re room temperature. To serve, lift the bars from the pan using the foil as handles, and cut into small squares. (They are easiest to cut when they are cold, but they taste best at room temperature.) If desired, sprinkle with a pinch of crushed potato chips just before serving.

I know…………….I can hear you moaning and groaning already – there are probably a bazillion calories in every bite of these.   But here’s my thinking:    Don’t we DESERVE to have something sinful once in a while?   I think the answer is a resounding:

YESIRRREEEEEE!!!

Even if you think this is something you will need to work yourself up to trying, save the recipe.   Trust me.  One of these days you’ll think “I need something incredibly sinful to eat” – you can make a batch of MAGIC!

YES!

See you in the kitchen again next week when I will try to lead you astray again with something baconized!!

 

 

Friendly Fill-Ins

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Happy Friday!    Time to fill in the blanks………..our co-hosts, 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs each give us TWO sentences every week and we fill in the blanks then SHARE!    Want to join in?   Click the badge above and link up.

I was my usual generous self and let Mom fill-in this week.    I figure this blog is MINE ALL MINE the whole rest of the week so why not let Mom have a little action?  Right?    Mom’s fill-ins are in RED today.   Take it away Mom!

 

1. I used to be able to stay up late, but I no longer can. (that might have something to do with the fact I get up at 3AM!)
2. I just can’t seem to lost the weight I’d like to – maybe if I tried I could but I haven’t been TRYING!
3. I’m notorious for my homemade biscotti.

4. There’s no use crying over the past – concentrate on the future.
OK Mom…………..you did good!    Now let’s go outside shall we?    I’m ready for some fresh air and exercise.   You deserted me all day yesterday visiting your sister in W. Virginia and today is ALL ABOUT ME ME ME ME!    (haha)

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hello!   Thursday is here and so are we.    First up on Thursdays is Brian’s THANKFUL BLOG HOP and we’re always part of that – hope you are too!   If not, you can Hop with us by clicking the badge above and linking up.    Good chance to tell the world what you’re thankful for.    For me this week I must say that I am SO thankful that Spring is here.   It really is this time……..we have tiny leaves on trees, green grass in our yard that Mom mowed today, blooms about to happen on dogwoods – it’s just so pretty outside.   I’m thankful in particular because on a nice day, Mom and Dad (or one of them at least) will take me out for a LONG time – I love to lie in the leaves and just watch the birds, squirrels and airplanes.    I’m so lucky to have a yard to enjoy and a Mom and Dad who allow me to do that (with snoopervision of course).

I’m also always thankful that Angel Sammy has had time to send me his poem of the week.    I hope you have written one to share this week based on the photo he gave everyone last week?  If you do, let us know in comments so we can read your poem and visit your blog!!

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Happy Poetry Day!

Another week has gone by and it’s time for us all to share our poems with each other!    Did you write one?   Good – let us know in comments so we can visit.    Every week I give you a photograph of something I hope will inspire you to write a poem.   Why not make this your FIRST WEEK to write one if you haven’t before?    After I share last week’s photo and my poem, I’ll be giving you a BRAND NEW PHOTO to use as inspiration for a poem…………………take a peek – maybe you will think of something and write your FIRST poem?????   

Here’s the photo we all wrote a poem about for today followed by my poem:

“What About Me?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     April 10, 2019©

Little girl – little girl – I’m here too!

That big old pony is ignoring you….

I would love for you to give me a pet

I’m hoping with my “trick” your attention I’ll get!

I’d give you a ride if you wanted one

I might be little but I sure like fun….

I’ll be your friend if you give me a whirl

What about me you cute little girl!

 

I love this photo.    It’s so cute.    I hope the little girl turned around to see what was pulling her little dress and discovered the cute little pony who wanted her attention!     I hope you saw something in this photo too that caused you to pen a poem.   

Here’s your inspirational photo for NEXT week……………….I hope to see you then so we can share a little poetry with each other.    I look forward to my little visits with all of my old friends and new friends too every week.    Life at the Rainbow Bridge is great but I will ALWAYS ALWAYS miss you!

So this ought to be a fun one for a poem……………………give it a try.    I’ll see you next week same time to share………OK?   

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy……………………………I’m always excited to read your poems every week and next week’s photo is one of my favorite critters to watch outside!     I’ll be anxious to read everyone’s poems about that cute guy.

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

 

 

Teaser Tell All

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Tellin’ It Like It Is Wednesday!

Hello Students!    Good Teaser yesterday wasn’t it.    Especially interesting for our student Evil Squirrel and we’ll explain why we say that in just a bit……….HOWEVER, first up is a salute to our FIRST COMMENTERS yesterday – and we had TWO!

Was I One Was I One Was I One Was I One???????

No – sorry but you were NOT……………our two FIRSTIES were:

FRIENDS FUREVER and KATIE ISABELLA

WOO HOO FIRSTIES!!!!!!!

Here are your badges ladies – one each !

I was a FIRST COMMENTER on the Teaser post of April 9,. 2019! YAY FOR ME!!

THEN we moved on to the BIG ONE…………..where on earth was this photo taken??????    Here’s the photo again FYI:

This is GARSTEN ABBEY in GARSTEN, AUSTRIA which is probably one of the PRETTIEST prisons we’ve ever seen!!!   It was originally founded in 1080 (no that’s not a typo) and has a rather fascinating history which you can read about HERE.

Now before we tell you WHO guessed it right FIRST, we’ll tell you WHY we mentioned Evil Squirrel in the beginning of this post.    As you all know if you follow us and obviously you do because here you are on Teaser Tell All Day – Evil Squirrel ALWAYS tells us a fantastic tale of the prison depicted in the photo we show you on Tuesdays.    Doesn’t matter if it’s of a building, a body of water, a patch of flowers or the top of a mountain – Evil Squirrel will turn it into a prison of some sort with his GUESS.     His tales always crack us up and I’m sure they crack you up too.    SO we couldn’t WAIT to see what he said about the photo THIS week since it actually IS a photo of a prison.    Well, ES, you guessed INCORRECTLY – it’s not a prison in Canada – it’s in Austria!

WHO guessed it right first????    Well, it’s a student who has been RIGHT a lot lately………….we should have him teach a class in “investigating photos for Teaser class” because he got it FIRST yesterday.

DRUMROLL PLEASE!!!!

FIRST RIGHT GUESSER WAS TIMMY TOMCAT !!!!!!

WOOOO HOOOOOO FOR YOUUUUUU HOOOOOO!

Timmy You Rock!   Here’s your badge:

I was FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of April 9, 2019!!

We also had some others guess correctly – bravo for you too – and this badge is for you if you were one of the lucky RIGHTIES:

I was RIGHT but not FIRST on the TEASER of April 9, 2019….maybe next week?????

Were you WRONG with your guess?    Well, you TRIED………….and you still get a badge……..it’s GREEN…………like SPRINGTIME!

I was WRONG with my guess on the Teaser of April 9, 2019 but at least I tried!

Pooey!  Another week and NO BADGE!

Maybe next week gang.    You’ll just have to study extra hard!     Let’s see what the Cheer Team has to say!

What a Teaser we had yesterday
A genuine toughie is what we’d say
But still we had winners and we’ll tell you WHO
FIRST COMMENTERS up first and we had TWO!
Friends Furever and Katie Isabella both were QUICK
Fast as could be they didn’t miss a trick!
Then we waited to see who would guess it RIGHT
We figured we’d have to be here waiting all night!
But we were wrong because along came Timmy
He guessed it RIGHT jumpin’ jimimy!
Well done class we’re proud of you
Now we’re heading off for a beer or maybe two!

Well done class!    Congratulations to winners and non-winners alike…….you tried and that’s what counts!

Don’t forget we’re having an EASTER BONNET CONTEST………get those photos in before the deadline of April 14th!     We’ll have voting for favorite Bonnet on 15th and 16th and the winner will be announced on the 17th – THERE WILL BE A PRIZE (fabulous of course) going to the WINNER!!!!

That’s terribly exciting about the contest but can we pretty please go have lunch now????????

YES!

Hello Students!   We’re ready for you to go through the line and pick your favorites today!

Today’s Cafeteria Delights:

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Good Week Students!!!!   We’ll be back with more fun next week…..remember – get those bonnet pix in ASAP!

Your Professors, Angel Sammy and Teddy

Tuesday Teaser Time

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Hello Students!  Have you COMMENTED yet?  

Good Morning and here we are on another Tuesday ready to study a photo until we get eyestrain.    The photo today is kind of easy on the eyes but still we believe it’s a toughie – maybe you will have a different opinion on that but we’ll see in a few minutes!

First of all – we hope you commented – the only two who we know did NOT comment were the two that the Security Guard found in the boys bathroom doing what bad hooligans do the world over………….

Honestly guys – don’t you know that is a VERY bad habit to have????  HMMM?????

Shame on them!

Well – BOYS WILL BE BOYS I suppose however I understand the Principal said this is their last warning before they will be expelled.   YIKES!

Today’s Teaser is not a GUEST TEASER remember – but we still have rules to follow no matter what……..here they are along with a REFRESHER on the badges you can win today:

I’m REALLY hoping for a RIGHT GUESSER badge this week…….REALLY!

Let me remind all of you that we are having an EASTER BONNET contest……….to enter (and yes there will be a prize and voting!) just send a photo of you in your Easter Bonnet to me via email BEFORE April 14th.    We will vote for our favorite bonnet on he 14th and 15th then announce the WINNER during TELL ALL class on April 17th!!!     Exciting right?    RIGHT??????    We’ve already received TWO entries – don’t be late!

How about we check in with our PAWSOME Cheer Team.   They are already in the spirit of Easter – EARLY for sure but so what.   They look cute and they do great cheers so I say more power to them.   Girls – come get this crowd whipped into a frenzy to guess the Teaser today!

Here we are all EASTERIZED
We’re lookin’ good so feast your eyes!
Today is for Teaser though so we hope you’re ready
Don’t disappoint the Profs, Angel Sam and Teddy!
Tomorrow we’ll be back to cheer the winners
Then we’ll head to the cafeteria for our tasty dinners
Good luck to you from we slick chicks
Now get to guessing and make it quick!

OK girls – thanks for getting everyone’s blood pressure up – now we’ll bring in our security guard with today’s CHALLENGE!!

I need a diaper change before I can concentrate!

I’m from the diaper department…….

PAGING SECURITY GUARD TO GEOGRAPHY CLASS WITH PHOTO!

Reporting for duty – here’s today’s TEASER photo!

Where was this photo taken??   Hmmmmm?????????

NOW while you burn up your little brain cells concentrating you have a choice of either staying here in the classroom to stare at the Teaser photo OR coming to the cafeteria for lunch.   Hop in line if you’re ready to eat………otherwise we’ll see you at TEASER TELL ALL tomorrow!

Greetings students……please enjoy your lovely lunch prepared with TLC by our cafeteria staff!!

TODAY’S CAFETERIA DELIGHTS:

See you in class tomorrow students!   Your Profs……….

 

A special Pee Ess……….HAPPY 80th BIRTHDAY MARG of MARG’S ANIMALS!

 

Pre-Tease Preparation Class!

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Greetings Class!   We moved into a new classroom over the weekend – and we Profs got new bowties to match the very coolish and modernish desks you all now have!

 

But enough about interior decorating – we’re here to talk TEASER right?    Tomorrow is Teaser Tuesday and we want you to be READY to rock tomorrow.     Remember to COMMENT FIRST then sit at your desk and also remember the post will be at a surprise time.

Our Teaser tomorrow is from our Graphics Department and not a “GUEST TEASER”.     What does that usually mean?    Means it might be a toughie – that’s what it means!

We are NOT afraid of tough!  We ARE tough!

Alright!  Good Monday morning attitude!     Let’s show you the rules for tomorrow AND the badges you will be able to win if you are SHARP as a tack!

Now you know HOW to guess and what you might win if you know your stuff tomorrow!

BRING IT ON!

You sound ready alright………….keep that spirit going!!!   NEXT week we will have an Easter Celebration for Teaser.    Easter is Sunday, April 21st but the 14th is Palm Sunday and we will have “Easter At Sheep School” on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week.   We will also have an “Easter Hat Parade” for students with voting for your favorite so if you’d like to be included in that competition AND be eligible for a FABULOUS prize from the Professors, just send a photo of you in your Easter Bonnet to us via email.     We will have the photo slideshow on Monday, April 15th so your photo MUST BE RECEIVED HERE BY SUNDAY, APRIL 14th!!!    It can be a real or photoshopped bonnet – WHATEVER!     Then we’ll have you vote on the 15th and 16th and on TELL ALL WEDNESDAY (April 17th) we’ll let you know who the contest winner is.    

Won’t that be funzies?    We think so.    We also hear that Miss Dingleberry has her famous Easter Egg Hat on today.    She’s going to have special lunch for us for Easter of course but today we’ll have one of her regular wonderful lunches.

This is SO exciting!!!!!

Cheer Team?   Ready to roll?

Easter eggs and fun galore
We must get bonnets from the store!
Be sure and enter to win a prize
Nobody wins who doesn’t TRY!
Tomorrow’s Teaser is SO NOT EASY
We’d better all eat lunch to keep from getting queasy!
Grab a tray and get in line
We’ll have to have iced tea since there is no wine!!!

Thanks Ladies!   Now ONWARD to the cafeteria!

Hello Students!    I do love Easter and especially love this Easter bonnet that Ding Dong Art Class made for me last year.   I couldn’t resist wearing it a little early.    Now – who’s ready for lunch????

TODAY’S AMAZING LUNCH MENU:

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See you at a surprise time tomorrow students!    Your Professors

 

 

 

Bakin’ With Bacon and King Teddy

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Hello From Castle Baconia’s Kitchen!

Greetings visitors to my kitchen…………..I’ve given the Castle Chef the day off again just so I can spend time with you passing on some of my favorite baconized recipes.    I’m continuing the trend of EASY PEASY RECIPES today with one that’s almost TOO easy.    However, don’t let the fact it’s easy lead you to believe it’s not good.   Because it’s kind of like CANDY and who doesn’t like that?!

Bacon Wrapped Crackers – a fab snack!

INGREDIENTS:

1 pkg. bacon – thick cut or regular cut – doesn’t matter.

Crackers of your choice – Keebler or Ritz – any buttery cracker will do.    Usually this recipe makes one whole “sleeve” of crackers AT LEAST.

Parmesan cheese (package of shredded parmesan is way better than using the shakeable parmesan in a can)

Brown sugar – depends on how much you put on each cracker but you don’t want to OVERLOAD them!

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 250F.   Put sheet of aluminum foil on your baking sheet and if you have a “cooling rack” put that on top of the foil so the crackers sit “up” a bit.
  2. Cut strips of bacon in half, then lay the crackers in rows
  3. Place a teaspoon of parmesan cheese and brown sugar on each cracker, then carefully wrap each one in a strip of bacon. (If you’re using thicker bacon strips, use a toothpick to secure it)
  4. Put the crackers on the rack (on top of the baking sheet), and bake them for 2 hours at 250°F.

See what I mean?   Easy?  It’s actually beyond easy.    Now let me say this – I tried this recipe both ways………brown sugar on TOP of the whole thing assembled and brown sugar UNDER the bacon and both are delicious.   I preferred the brown sugar on top myself.    Also, some people think parmesan cheese isn’t necessary in this recipe and I agree.    But it IS tasty with the sweetness of the sugar and the saltiness of the bacon.    You can experiment yourself!!!

 

Two Thumbs Up!

 

See?    Rave reviews………..you can’t ignore RAVE REVIEWS can you?

Enjoy!   Happy Caturday, King Teddy

Friendly Fill-Ins

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It’s time for Friendly Fill-Ins which is co-hosted every Friday by our friends 15andMeowing and Four-Legged Furballs.    Just four little sentences (two from each co-host) and all we need to do is fill in the blanks……………..easy right?   Well, it is but we learn a lot about each other and that’s where the FUN comes in!    Want to join in?   Click the badge above and link up!

Mom and I both filled in this Friday.   My words are in GREEN and hers are in BLUE!

1. The highlight of my week is Sunday because that’s my grocery shopping day – I love grocery shopping!!!.

2. Only about 200 more days until we have a little vacation break in Maine – our FAVORITE spot.     (yes I know 200 days is a long time but I’m already counting them down!!)
3. I believe I was born to live with my Mom and Dad – I am a very happy boy.

4. Age is no big deal for me – I’m only THREE!!!!.
There you have it.   Another Friday full of blanks and we’ve filled every single one of them!     Now we’re going to travel around and see how YOU filled in your blanks!!    HAPPY FRIDAY!
It’s EARLY Spring here – my favorite time of the year!!

Hugs for a Happy Friday, Teddy

DO NOT DISTURB!!!!   Shhhhhh!